The results of the Rising Leaders on the Sustainable Development Goals Report reveal regional, gender differences in assessing global priorities.
Last spring, Hitotsubashi ICS Knowledge Week devoted some three days of focused MBA sessions on business’ engagement and role in realizing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015 (see blog post here).
One of the Knowledge Week sessions, led by Todd Cort, faculty co-director at the Yale Center for Business and the Environment and lecturer in sustainability at the Yale School of Management, described a survey project aiming to measure leaders’ depth of engagement with SDGs. The survey was conducted by Schlange & Co. and the CBEY, in partnership with the Global Network for Advanced Management, and with financial support from the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, the Nature Conservancy, and Nuclear Safety. Students from the 30 Global Network for Advanced Management schools, like Hitotsubashi ICS, were among the 26,000 survey respondents.
The survey’s findings, now available, shed light on awareness levels around the world of the SDGs overall, and differing perceptions of the major challenges the world faces. You can review the main findings and read the full report here.
About the Global Network for Advanced Management Surveys
Students and Faculty of the 30 partner business schools of the Global Network regularly participate in collective surveys to tap on the brainpower of the combined student-body to examine relevant global topics. Some of the most recent ones are: